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BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
Institute:  DEI College
Category:  Computer Science & IT
START DATE: October 2018 CITY: THESSALONIKI
DURATION: 36 months EDUCATION VARIANTS: Full Time, Part Time
DEGREE: Bachelor LANGUAGE: English
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The college welcomes students who have an High School Certificate qualification and a proven English Language qualification equivalent of IELTS 6. If the level of English is equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or 5.5 students are accepted but they are required to take one or two additional modules during their studies.
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree level studies are welcome

DESCRIPTION

Business Information Systems is a dynamic three year programme designed to give students knowledge and skills in business, information management and the communication systems and technologies that are essential for enduring business success.
Information is the lifeblood of organisations and understanding its provision, analysis and use are vital business skills in the 21st century. The deployment of computing, database and telecommunications facilities, or ‘information technology’ (IT), is the key to successful handling of business information from many different sources. Modern IT-based information systems support the whole range of business activities, from strategic and financial planning to word processing, from management control of everyday operations to videoconferencing, and electronic commerce on the Internet. Organisations aim to exploit the use of IT for competitive advantage.
This three year programme covers the deployment and management of computerised information systems and focuses on how business managers make successful and appropriate use of IT in the contemporary business environment. An understanding of information systems is essential for the future business manager or administrator and this course will appeal to anyone interested in a career in business management and /or IT.
Business Information Systems takes an integrated ‘systems thinking’ approach. It is oriented towards the skills used in the business planning, analysis and specification of information systems. It does not require ‘traditional’ computer programming, though extensive use is made of general purpose software, database systems and application development tools.

STUDY MODE
Three years full-time.
Route through part-time study available (5 years on average).
Year 2 entry possible, depending on previous equivalent study to end of Year 1.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The students’ learning is facilitated through formal lecture programmes, seminar and tutorial exercises/ discussions and the development of software development skills during computer workshop sessions. There is an emphasis on active learning through seminars and practical classes. Both group and individual activities are used to encourage interaction, peer group learning and support, as well as independent study.

ASSESSMENT
A diverse range of assessment methods is employed throughout the modules studied e.g. Software development projects, presentations, business and technical reports, literature reviews, and end of module examinations. Assignments are a mix of individually and group work based at each academic level.

INFORMATION

CAREERS
There is a wide variety of interesting and challenging career opportunities open to graduates who can demonstrate a combination of sound business knowledge and IT skills. Graduates of the department are pursuing careers in Business and Information Systems with companies in Greece and abroad.
The large IT sector includes computer and telecommunications manufacturers and service companies, software houses, management consultancies, and end users. End-user organisations, such as financial services, retailing, manufacturing, and central and local government, employ the most IT specialists.
Small and medium sized companies are also significant employers, recruiting graduates as business and project managers who have an understanding of data administration and network management, as well as to systems analysis, systems design and the role of end-user support.


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